• Welcome To Our School

    St. Celestine School has so much to offer and we welcome you! Please tour the website to look for information regarding tuition/fees, schedules, calendars, faculty, and all we offer our students and families to be the best they can be!

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  • Principal’s Page – Updates on Nov 23 and 24, 2020

    Update from our Principal as of November 23 and 24, 2020 – Thank you for everything you do to make the school a success. Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday… – A number of parents asked about St. Celestine Spirit Wear. We have partnered with a company and have a number of options that will arrive before Christmas, including a special logo for 2020… – Based on the input of all school stakeholders and the number of families traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday, and in discussion with the Archdiocesan Task Force and the OCS, St. Celestine School will implement the following schedule changes… – 1.- All students will move to Remote Learning at home from November 30 to December 11… – 2.- Teachers will be on-site providing live-streaming of instruction… – 3.- School supervision will be available for students from November 30 until December 11… – 4.- Christmas break will begin on December 18 at 11:30 am and end on January 3… – 5.- As previously communicated, all students will move back to remote learning from January 4 through January 15… – 6.- We will resume in-person learning and our current schedule on January 19… – I hope you all enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving… – And More…

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  • Upcoming and Ongoing School Events

    Check our School Calendar to see all school events.

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  • Celtic Spirit Wear – Nov 23 thru Dec 2

    St. Celestine Apparel Store – We have partnered with a company and have a number of options that will arrive before Christmas, including a special logo for 2020 – Ordering Window: November 23 through December 2 – All orders will ship directly to teh school for distribution.

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  • Virtual Santa’s Secret Shop – December 1-2

    We are inviting parents and children to participate in our Virtual Santa’s Secret Shop program at our school on December 1 and 2. This program makes it possible for children to experience the joy of choosing their own special holiday gifts for family and friends from the comfort of their home! The children will be able to view different items to purchase online and add to the cart and review the total amount spent before checking out.

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  • Gift Card Challenge – By December 4

    Due to COVID‐19 the St. Celestine Parents Club will not be holding our usual fall fundraiser. However, we would like to present to you, “The St. Celestine Gift Card Challenge”. Our raffle baskets have always been a hit and we would like to keep it going. If you are able to do so, please consider donating a gift card of your choice to be used in future raffle baskets or as incentives for future events or classroom participation.

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  • EPNCO Toys for Tots – Nov 30 thru Dec 4

    The EPNCO, Santa and The Grinch have to make a change this year for our Toys for Tots Event. We are asking Students of St. Celestine to bring to school an unwrapped toy for a boy or girls, that is valued at least $10. Please bring you toy in during the week of November 30th through December 4th.

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  • Holiday Pet Food Drive – December 6

    We will have a Holiday Pet Food Drive as an Eagle Scout Project of Troop 690 on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 8 am to 12 pm in our Parking Lot of St. Celestine Church and School. Drive through the parking lot to drop off your donation. Masked volunteers will be ready to accept donations from your car or trunk, no need for you to get out. Pets and pet owners need our help during this pandemic too! Thank you for your help and support!

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  • Private School Admission Tour – Fall

    St. Celestine School is hosting Private Tours during the Fall for prospective parents to learn more about the school and all that we can offer your family. Please contact our Principal, Sheila Klich, to set an appointment for the tour. Masks are mandatory for entry to the building.

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  • St. Celestine School Annual Fund

    The  St. Celestine School Annual Fund  is a yearly contributing fund to help the school offset new and exciting initiatives and has helped us keep our technology up-to-date year after year. We are blessed by the generosity of our parishioners, alumni and school families that help us through annual fund. Donations are welcome anytime. SUPPORT US NOW!

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  • Clubs and Programs

    From Academic Clubs, Altar Servers, Art, Technology, Drama, Band, Choir, Scouts, Reading, Science, Spanish, Student Council, and Yearbook, we have pretty much all clubs covered at our school!

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THANKSGIVING REMINDER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Dear School Families,

Please remember that if you travel outside of Illinois to an identified hotspot, you will need to quarantine for 2 weeks and your child(ren) will have to switch to remote learning.

Any international travel requires the 2 week quarantine period as well.

Please use this website to identify hot spots: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance/

Families will be notified if questions arise about travel. Keeping our school community safe is everyone’s job!

Sincerely and With Gratitude and Blessings,

Sheila M. Klich - Principal


BROADCAST THANKSGIVING BLESSING FROM OUR SMTG PARISH

THANKSGIVING BLESSING - Please feel free to pray it over your own dinners and share with family and friends. May God bless you all.

God most provident, we join all creation in raising to you a hymn of thanksgiving through Jesus Christ, your Son.

For generation upon generation, peoples of this land have sung of your bounty; we too offer you praise for the rich harvest we have received at your hands.

Bless us and this food which we share with grateful hearts.

Bless also our nation and our world as we continue in our struggle with this pandemic. Pour out your goodness on those who minister to the sick and dying.

Give your healing mercy to those who are sick and suffering and those who go without this day because they struggle in poverty.

Continue to make our land fruitful and let our love for you be seen in our pursuit of peace and justice and in our generous response to those in need.

Praise and glory to you, Lord God, now and for ever. Amen.

Video – Welcome to St. Celestine School!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR YEAR 2020-2021

Spaces are available in many Grades!
Please contact our School Office at 708-453-8234 or email our Principal Sheila Klick, Principal at sklich@stcelestineschool.org for more information.


Fall 2020 Reopening Plan Updates - CLICK HERE


CARDINAL CUPICH'S MESSAGE TO FAMILIES
June 8, 2020
Cardinal Cupich on Plans to Reopen Schools


MESSAGE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO
OCTOBER 23, 2020

Dear Catholic School Families and Employees,

With your help and cooperation, we have gone from a completely remote learning situation in the Spring to mainly in-classroom instruction this Fall. Our COVID-19 protocols have been tested and we are extremely pleased with how our students, families, and employees have successfully implemented our health and safety requirements. Where we have seen cases of infection and had to move cohorts to remote learning quarantine periods, they have been traced to family and social gatherings and out-of-school extracurricular activities. While public health officials discourage gatherings during the Christmas season, we anticipate that some may choose to travel and visit family and loved ones during the school holiday. After considering our experience and the likelihood of familial and travel exposure, we have decided on a December and January schedule and remote learning policy that will help us avoid multiple cohort quarantines due to holiday-related infections.

Please read the policy components below:

  • All archdiocesan Catholic elementary schools will pivot to virtual learning for two full school weeks beginning January 4. Schools will return to in-person learning on January 19 (after the MLK Day holiday).
  • Please note that the two weeks of remote learning are school days, not an extension of the holiday break.
  • Moving to virtual learning for two weeks will allow families who choose to travel or attend family gatherings over the holidays to quarantine for 14 days without a loss of school days or learning time and without jeopardizing the health of other students and staff in their school.
  • Schools may provide an on-site extended care option for students whose families would be unduly burdened by the need for two weeks of childcare, at the discretion of the local leadership. Please notify your school principal if your children will need on-site extended care during this period.
  • If we experience a significant number of new cases after January 19 because of non-compliance with safety protocols, we will consider additional virtual learning periods for the safety of our school communities. For this reason, we once again urge all families to observe public health guidelines.
  • Classes will remain in person for the time period between Thanksgiving and Christmas break. If families or employees are intending to travel for the holiday season, we encourage you to do so over Christmas break and return in time to quarantine for two weeks before classes resume on January 19.

It is my hope that this decision enables all families and employees to enjoy the upcoming holidays and return safely for in-person instruction. If you have questions about how these policies pertain to your school, please contact your school principal.

As a Catholic community, we accept our responsibility to care for the health and safety of others by observing preventive behaviors. We continue to pray for the healing of all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yours in Christ,

Jim Rigg, Ph.D. - Superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Our contact information is:
Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools
835 N. Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312-534-5200

Parent and Student Information

Parent and Student Information

St. Celestine is very proud and thankful of its supportive parents, grandparents and families that take interest in the students and the school to make sure all are successful!

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School Organizations

St. Celestine Parents Club

St. Celestine Parents Club is here to plan events for parents and families to get to know each other and fundraisers to help the school attain items and services to make our school the best it can be for the students.

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St. Celestine Athletics

St. Celestine Athletic Program provides students with instructional and competitive sports options as an extension of the academics we offer. Participants learn fundamentals of sports and develop strong, healthy and disciplined minds and bodies.

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Become Involved in Clubs, Boards, Alumni and Church

Clubs and Programs

From Academic Clubs, Altar Servers, Art, Technology, Drama, Band, Choir, Scouts, Reading, Science, Spanish, Student Council, and Yearbook, we have pretty much all clubs covered at our school!

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School Board

The School Board is here to welcome you to our school and serve the school's many needs. All are welcome to join the Board and attend meetings. Learn about us!

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St. Celestine Alumni

The purpose of the St. Celestine Alumni Association is to help connect alumni to one another and our alma mater. Get information on how to give, become involved and update your information.

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St. Mother Theodore Guerin

All are welcome to join the church family in worship, prayer and fellowship! This link takes you to the parish site to see mass times, services and events to attend and volunteer. JOIN US!

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